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Thursday, 2 November 1905

Senator PULSFORD (New South Wales) - The Minister seems determined to allow the Committee to do as little as possible, and to leave everything to the Minister in charge and the Statistician. I enter my protest against that sort of legislation. Parliament in such matters ought to come to a d'etermination, and insist upon its will being carried out.

Proposed new clause negatived.

Clause 16 -

The Statistician shall, subject to the regulations and the directions of the Minister, collect annually statistics in relation to all or any of the' following matters. . . .

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